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Leiothlypis peregrina (Tennessee Warbler)

Synonyms: Oreothlypis peregrina; Sylvia peregrina (homotypic); Vermivora peregrina
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The Tennessee warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) is a New World warbler that breeds in eastern North America and winters in southern Central America and northern South America. The genus name Oreothlypis is from Ancient Greek oros, "mountain", and thlupis, an unidentified small bird; thlypis is often used in the scientific names of New World warblers. The specific peregrina is from Latin peregrinus "wanderer".
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.90337
EDGE Score: 1.77552


Adult Weight [1]  10 grams
Birth Weight [3]  1 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Boreal forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Widespread Neotropical
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical evergreen forests, Tropical dry forests, Tropical highland forests
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [4]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  70 %
Diet - Nectar [4]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [4]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [4]  40 %
Forages - Understory [4]  30 %
Female Maturity [3]  1 year
Male Maturity [3]  1 year
Clutch Size [5]  6
Clutches / Year [3]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  95,000,000
Incubation [3]  11 days
Mating System [7]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [3]  6 years
Migration [6]  Intercontinental


Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Alchornea costaricensis[8]
Lindackeria laurina[8]
Miconia argentea[8]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Megascops asio (Eastern Screech-Owl)[9]
Micrastur ruficollis (Barred Forest-Falcon)[10]

Range Map

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
7Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
8Frugivory in Some Migrant Tropical Forest Wood Warblers, Russell Greenberg, BIOTROPICA 13(3): 215-223 1981
9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
10Thorstrom, RK, CW Turley, FG Ramirez, and BA Gilroy. 1990. Descriptions of nests, eggs and young of the Barred Forest-Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis) and of the Collared Forest-Falcon (M. semitorquatus) Condor 92:237–239
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